Courage to Resist published “Resisting Individual Ready Reserve (IRR) recall” in February 2009. Since then, inquiries from current and former military personnel affected by the IRR program have been a substantial part of our daily work.
This FAQ assumes that you have already read our original resisting IRR overview.
- How do I know that the information you provide is true and accurate?
- What happens if I just don’t show up for involuntary activation?
- Do I need to go “underground” and hide if I don’t report?
- Is it true that I might be arrested and jailed for not reporting?
- Is there any danger of being court martialed for failing to report?
- Where does it state that the UCMJ does not apply to the IRR?
- What about my military benefits?
- I’m leaving active duty soon. Can I avoid being placed into the IRR?
- Should I reenlist or transfer to a Reserve unit in order to avoid IRR activation?
- How many people are currently being involuntarily recalled by the IRR?
- Should I file for a formal exemption from involuntary activation?
- What more can you tell me about filing for an exemption?
- What about intentionally failing the drug test to get out of activation?
- Does this information apply to the “Individual Warrior” catagory / program also?
- Does the information about the IRR apply to Reservists also?
- Does the information about the IRR apply to “Stop Loss” also?
- What’s the actual fall out of a bad IRR discharge?
- By making this IRR information available, will not the military close this “loop hole”?
- If I refuse activation, and they come after me, will you help me?
- Should I hire an attorney to get me out of an involuntary activation?
- What about reporting for semi-regular IRR musters?
- I’m an officer. Does this information apply to me also?
- What’s the difference between resisting activation, and just not showing up?
- After resisting IRR recall, can I still work on or visit my local military base?
- Should I donate to Courage to Resist for helping me out with this information?
Regardless of if you find your question listed or not, please feel free to call us at 510-488-3559 to discussion your situation.